Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long

Founder & CEO

Avanti Financial Group

Cheyenne, WY USA

The world is gigantic and you don’t have to leave Wyoming to participate in it.


By Roadtrip Nation

Caitlin Long


My road in life has been direct.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in political economy from the University of Wyoming.
I didn’t land a job straight out of college, so I went to graduate school and earned a master’s degree in international trade and finance, as well as a law degree from Harvard.
After graduating, I moved to New York City and made a career for myself on Wall Street.
Throughout my finance career in New York, I kept one foot in Wyoming by sitting on various charitable boards for the state.
While working as a managing director at Morgan Stanley, I started buying and getting more involved with Bitcoin.
After hitting a legal roadblock while trying to donate appreciated Bitcoin to the University of Wyoming, I flew back home and volunteered to help the Wyoming State Legislature correct the issue.
Four years later, I’ve helped Wyoming enact 20 blockchain-enabling laws.
I’m currently working on opening Avanti Bank & Trust, which was formed to bridge compliance between the U.S. dollar payments system and the digital asset industry.
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High School
Political Economy
University of Wyoming
International Trade and Finance
Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Harvard Law School


Founder & CEO

I created a bank to serve as a compliant bridge to the U.S. dollar payments system and a custodian of digital assets.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
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Accomplishing Goals

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

If you want to go into the crypto industry, I recommend you find people who can help you and start networking. Networking is a hugely powerful tool if you use it.


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You have to leave Wyoming in order to be successful and make a difference."

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